Regina Designated Tree City of the World for Third Consecutive Year Tree Seedling Giveaway June 1
The City of Regina is proud to be recognized as a Tree City of the World by the United Nations for the third year in a row and encourages residents to join us for a tree seedling giveaway in Victoria Park.
Tomorrow, June 1, 2022, in celebration of Arbor Day, 1000 trees will be given away in Victoria Park between 9 a.m. and noon, while supplies last. Residents were very quick to take part in the giveaway in 2021, so the City has quadrupled the number of seedlings available this year. Choice of trees include Saskatoon, Haskap, Raspberry, Birch, Mountain Ash, Cherry, Black Currant, Walnut, and Chokeberry. Quantities will vary, and seedlings are given away on a first-come first-serve basis.
If you’d like to learn more about how the City cares for our urban forest, staff will be onsite doing an aerial lift truck demonstration. Another tree seedling giveaway will be held in Fall 2022, if you miss your chance to pick one up on June 1.
The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization and Arbor Foundation recognizes Tree Cities of the World that meet core standards on the care and planning of urban trees and forests. The vision of the program is to connect cities around the world to a network dedicated to sharing and adopting the most successful approaches to managing city trees and forests.
Regina was one of the original 68 Tree Cities of the World when the program began. The program has expanded to 138 cities including 18 communities recognized in Canada. Regina was previously the only Tree City in Saskatchewan. This year, White City, another regional partner formed on the treeless prairie, joined the Tree Cities network.
Regina has more than 500,000 City and privately owned hand-planted trees that help with flooding, natural cooling, and remove the CO2 equivalent of 3,330 mid-sized vehicles from the atmosphere each year. Our urban forest supports our goal of becoming a 100 per cent renewable city by 2050.
Visit Regina.ca/trees for more information about Regina’s urban forest.